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Feb 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
gathered demanding action. it was the largest climate change rally in u.s. history. that rally in the nation's capital was one of many protests held tonight including a large demonstration in san francisco. ken pritchett was there and tells us what is being demanded of president obama. >> organizers say about 5,000 people marched on market street they marked against fracking in california. but this rally is support of a much bigger event in washington, d.c. sponsored by the sierra group aim -lted at the president. >> if you're serious about curving emissions you need to say no to the houston pipeline. >> reporter: build this pine line out of canada and the angered environmentalists. >> we've seen positive indications from the administration but we've also seen you know some indication that we would continue to explore our natural places for fossil fuel exploitation. >> reporter: in his state of the union address. the president said that he would take executive action to curve climate change if necessary but was quiet about the pipeline. >> we're going to pull our dollars out of the co
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
recovered the body of a hiker who fell to his death. >> our investigation into why the u.s. postal service is spending $2 million on a conference in san francisco at a time when they are also cutting back on service. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. an hour ago crews in the south bay recovered the body of a hiker who fell 100 feet off of a cliff at a popular park. ktvu's robert handa is in san jose and tells us what authorities are trying to find out. >> reporter: right now the medical examiner is trying to answer some of the questions raised by the death of a hiker here at this san jose park. the body was retrieved over an hour ago after a long painstaking process. >>> the view from -- rock park had to spend so much time and effort. search and rescue lifted the man's body at the north falls. >> the only way sut outis -- out is in the creek bed. it is slippery and wet and treacherous. >> investigators say the victim is believed to be a man reported missing on satur
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Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. panetta defended the u.s. military's response to the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. he told the committee there were no specific signs of an imminent attack on that building. >> i firmly believe that the department of defense and the u.s. armed forces did all we could do in the response to the attacks in benghazi. we employed every asset -- >> he also said it would have taken at least nine hours to deploy u.s. gun ships or fighter jets to the area. the government is still looking for those responsible for that attack. >>> meanwhile secretary panetta is criticizing budget cuts that forced the department of defense to cut the number of aircraft carriers it has in the persian gulf region from two to one. planned for the uss harry s truman have been cancelled, he says a reduced military presence around the world effects the ability of the u.s. to respond quickly to a crisis. >>> the pentagon has not yet commented on iran's broadcast of video it claims was extracted from a cia spy drone
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Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm PST
10 years old when brought to camp pendelton in 1975. he has since became a u.s. marine in hopes he will one day go home to help liberate his country. >> being a marine is the first -- i was hoping i could go back to vietnam in battle one day. >> do you miss vietnam? >> yes i do. >> reporter: why? >> my childhood over there. because i spent 10 years of my childhood there. and it was a lot of fun. >> reporter: debra shaw reporting in san diego. >>> still to come on a second look -- >> we had no idea that it would end up like this we didn't know where they were going. who was going to adopt them. >> reporter: rescued from vietnam at the end of the war and adopted in america and other countries. 30 years later they return to the land of their birth. >>> and a bay area reporter remembers the day saigon fell and what it took for him to get out safely. >>> tonight on a second look we revisit the vietnam war and the fall out for those who were there when saigon fell to communist forces from new york. among them dozens of children who became part of a frantic baby lift to get them out of vi
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
westbound to the peninsular, let's go back to the desk. >>> we have breaking news, the u.s. postal service says they plan to stop servicing mail on saturdays beginning in august. coming up, the one part of the postal service that remains a strong point and will not have cut backs. >>> and in rural sonoma county investigators are still at the scene of a triple homicide. they found the bodies of three men, this is not far from highway 16. claudine wong is there outside the home, what are investigators saying, claudine? >> reporter: it has been a long night out here and they are still trying to get to the bottom of this. there are a couple of homes through here and then you have this single entrance and you can see the crime scene tape and you can see at least one or two sheriff's deputies cars and past them you see the home where this discovery was made yesterday afternoon. there is a lot we don't know at this hour, we could know yesterday afternoon between 3:00 and 4:00 sheriff's deputies got a call because there was a man who could not get ahold of his brother, he had been trying f
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Feb 24, 2013 11:00pm PST
contingent of military prisoners. also a u.s. army prison and by all accounts a nasty one at that. >> after the years of the civil war this room was converted from a gun room into jail cells for military prisoners. 14 wooden wall cells were in this space. back in here, this room which was an access into some rifle slots was converted into a solitary confinement cells. there were nine in this space. vertical. the men would have to stand inside these cells, it was just enough room for their knees to hit the door. >>> it's hard to imagine today that these idealing places on the bay giving so much to us visually and historically were once known as part of the triangle of death. the precidio was home to soldiers fighting on horse back. marching to ships waiting to carry them to war a vast ocean away. soldiers had faces of resignation, resolve and duty. they planted trees here, thousands of them 100 years ago. they turned barren sand duned into a city. they built elegant homes for their military personnel. complete with picket fences and neatly layed out boardwalks. that was then, this
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the response from the secretary of defense when he was accused of being unprepared. >> and things get heated during the head of the next head of the cia. the reason protesters disrupted it multiple times. >>> the green light capital filed a lawsuit against apple. green light owned apple stock since 2010 and wants the company to share more capital. they have been trying to get them to create a new class of preferred stock. apple began baying a divend last year. >>> the committee put another top government official on the hot seat over the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> what is clear the united states is unprepared for what occurred in benghazi. >> i believe the department of defense and the armed forces did all we could do in the response to the attacks. >> u.s. defense secretary leon panetta insisted the government employed every asset to respond to the september 11 attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. cocoa krispies and three other -- cocoa krispies and -- chris tvens and three other -- chris stevens and three others
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
the union address tonight that 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan a year from today. right now, there are 60,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. all combat troops are supposed to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. that's when the u.s.-led international forces are scheduled to hand over the country's security to afghan forces. the white house says other topics he will talk about include immigration reform, reducing gun violence and investing in education. but his major focus is expected to be on the economy and creating jobs. >> the core emphasis that he's always placed on -- in these big speeches remains the same and will remain the same which is the need to make the economy work for the middle class because the middle class is the engine that drives this country forward. >> following the state of the union address, the president travels to three different communities discussing the proposals he unveils in the speech. the president will go to asheville, north carolina on thursday, atlanta on thursday and then chicago on friday. >>> the republican response will be deli
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am PST
by the chinese military. what they are after here in the u.s.? >>> a possible motive for the school shooting in newtown, connecticut, the shooting rampage, the gunman was trying to top. [ male announcer ] you think you know me. i'm just warm weather and beaches. but i'm so much more. i'm movie sets and studio tours. i'm family, museums, and world-class art. and that's the point. you'll see things here that you never expected. ♪ only be warned: there's so much to take in... it could leave your head spinning. los angeles. endlessly entertaining. plan your getaway at discoverlosangeles.com >>> we're getting some rain picking through. it's picking up. things are beginning to move in. this will give us very low snow levels. possibility of thunderstorms later today. >>> 7:14. new this mornings, al-jazeera is announcing a major -- morning, al-jazeera is announcing a major expansion to become a full-fledged cable u.s. network. we're learning that san francisco will be one of eight cities across the country where al-jazeera america will have bureaus. the network's headquarters will be in w
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
, we will have more coming up. stay tuned. w >>> the u.s. postal service makes a drastic move to save money. we'll have live coverage of the news conference about to get underway. >> reporter: an investigation into a triple homicide here in sonoma county moves into the second day. coming up we'll show you where all of this happened and we'll tell you what police are saying. >>> the police released the last known photos of that teenaged girl found dead in a bay area park. new information is about to be leased. >>> police in palo alto are sitching for a man wanted -- searching for a man wanted for a frightening crime. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, february 6th. >>> we begin with continuing coverage of a deadly crime in rural west sonoma county. sheriff deputies are still on the scene of a triple homicide. officers found the bodies of three men inside a small home in forestville. ktvu's claudine wong joins us live from outside of the home to let us know what sheriff deputies reveal. it's not much, is it, claudine
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
security janet napolitano is in san diego to highlight improvements in border security between u.s. and mexico and secretary of homeland security janet napolitano said the number of people attempting to cross is at a 40 year low. a senate proposal requires it to be tested before it could take affect. >>> happening right now in florida, the man accused of killing trayvon martin is in a courtroom. we are live in the courtroom, there are the pictures, george zimmerman, the suspect is facing second-degree murder charges for the death of trayvon martin. his lawyers are asking for a delay in the trial which is scheduled for june 10th. today by the way also would have been ayvon martin's 18th birthday. the prayer vigil was held a little while ago in his memory and later they have an event called banning together for peace against violence and they are asking for a trial delay in the shooting death of trayvon martin which is happening now in florida and we wanted to take you there live, we will keep you posted on what happens. >>> back here at home, a debate over medical marijuana is heati
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
cruise ship triumph. yesterday, the u.s. coast guard said the fire started in front of a generator in the main engine crime. that fire left the cruise liner without power for five days with 4200 people on board. investigators say it could take up to a year to determine what exactly caused the fire. despite that initial report from the coast guard, congress says it still wants answers into the cruise ship disaster. hours after the triumph was towed to alabama, senator jay rockefeller september a letter to the -- sent a letter to the coast guard, demanding a review of the incident and similar incidents in the last six years. the senator says there might be a larger safety issue that needs to be reviewed involving large passenger vehicles. >>> and when congress returns next week, they will only have four days for the sequester. coming up, the automatic budget cuts here for california. >>> why facebook's tax bill is zero. in fact, the social media giant will get a huge refund. >>> and what russian scientists are finding after friday's meteor explosion and the new total for the damage cost
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Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm PST
court-ordered reform. >> the u.s. and turkish governments gave different reports about who is responsible for a suicide bombing outside of the u.s. embassy. >> we do not know who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. the attack itself is clearly an act of terror. >> however, the turkish government says the bomber was this man, a member of an outlawed group called the revolutionary people's liberation party front. it might have been in response to the arrest of some of its members. the blast killed the bomber and a turkish security guard. >> reporter: and early-morning fire here in oakland damages cars and trees and knocked out power to dozens of residents. we'll tell you why firefighters think it's suspicious. >>> warmer temperatures now. but what's in store for your weekend? rosemary orozco will be there for you. >>> students decked out in red and gold and we'll take you to colin kaepernick's alma mater. &c&c1 &c&c1 ds biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbe
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Feb 23, 2013 10:00pm PST
involving his fake online girlfriend. >>> the u.s. state the -- department is now involved on the search for a couple. the couple was last seen in peru. >> reporter: they are a happy couple on the vacation of a lifetime. miles away from home they were never away more than a computer away from family and friends. the couple has chronicled their travels on facebook. but the photos and status updates stopped on january 25th. >> it's upsetting. you know i'm worried about both of them. >> reporter: jamie is on extended vacation from the peddler bike shop in el cebrante where she worked and put her bike together for the road trip. those bikes are ever present in their facebook photos. posts showed their traveled to argentina, chile and peru. one of jamie's last updates noted going to lima instead of machupichu. a security message warning americans of kidnapping threats around cusco. >> what kind of warning would they see while traveling, they are within the people. they're not watching the news. >> reporter: the state department put out this poster of the missing couple. >> my greatest
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
at a u.s. embassy. new information coming in from turkey. >>> the latest controversy involving the san francisco 49ers and the gay community. this time it centers around the video. >>> good morning. welcome to a brand new day friday, february 1st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. let's get a quick check of weather and traffic. let's start with steve. >> it looks good. we start off a little cold for some or not too bad for others. temperatures near 50 close to the coast and in san francisco. high pressure again says i don't think so. everything continues to go north. hazy sunshine. a lot of 60s. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. right now traffic is looking good on 880 oakland. we are still at the point where it's not that bad for you to drive. things are about to change. this is also a look at 80 westbound coming out to the mccarthur maze. let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our news breaking news story we first told you about on the morning news at 4:30. oakland police have issued an amber alert for a missing one- year-old girl. isaza tolefree was wearing a pink shirt wi
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
. that was led by sony which reported a $115 million loss. >>> checking in on the u.s. markets and where we start the day. slight gains yesterday with dow jones starting today at 13,944. and i'm just getting a fresh look at the futures right now. they do indicate a bit of a mixed opening. >>> the u.s. justice department is looking at suing moody. the government is likely to hold off until a similar lawsuit against rival standard and poors is tested in the courts. both ratings services are accused of inflating some mortgage bonds. >>> if you drank, how the price of alcohol could effect your life. details of a new study and how the price tag of that drink may keep some people alive. >>> and out of this world science project becomes a youtube sensation. the local students who is behind it. >>> welcome back. a houston woman is facing vehicle homicide charges in a super bowl tragedy. they were killed in a suspected drunk driving accident. it happened just outside of new orleans just hours after sunday night's super bowl. prosecutors have filed felony charges against the 26-year-old woman for
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
them will be staffers of the u.s. postal service. including the postmaster general. documents show the travel, $220,000, and others will cost $2.2 million. the hotels, $300 a night before the government discount. documents show beyond the meetings and golf there will be music, entertainment and a banquet featuring the foods of fisherman's wharf and china town. one group says they shouldn't do this. >> they need to be concerned and maybe be concerned about rationing back some of their activities. >> the post office said the conference in san francisco will make money by creating future business and new sales lead. the postal service said they would have to pay for golfing and will shoulder other costs. >> reporter: organizers said it is designed to educate businesses about the services and products that are offered by the u.s. postal service. they earn $73,000 for every dollar they spent to send employees to a similar conference last year. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco's bomb squad shut down the financial district after a report of a suspicious package. it came
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Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
conducted a nuclear test tonight. u.s. officials had suspected that an earthquake a few hours ago was actually an underground explosion. this is north korea's third nuclear test. pyongyang had been threatening to conduct it for weeks. the international nuclear test ban organization calls north korea's testing a clear threat to international peace and security. >>> president obama is set to deliver his state of the union address tomorrow night before a joint session of congress. the president plans to focus on the economy. he's expected to call for more government investment in education and infrastructure while also acknowledging the need to reduce the deficit with new taxes and budget cuts. the white house also says his top priorities are the same as they have been, creating jobs and growing the middle class. >>> apple ceo tim cook is one of the invited guests. he's expected to watch the state of the union with the first lady. last year she was joined by steve jobs' widow. the first lady has also invited military families and victims of gun violence. our live coverage of the state of
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Feb 21, 2013 10:00pm PST
jail. >>> the head of the u.s. anti doping agency has asked the justice department to join a whistle-blower lawsuit against cyclist lance armstrong. the justice department has not yet said if it plans to join the case. all of this comes just a day after armstrong announced that he would not answer questions under oath before u.s. anti doping officials. >>> the flu shot isn't giving seniors much protection. federal health officials say it is only proven 9% effective for people 65 and older. health fishes say they are disappointed with the shots effectiveness but they are still recommending it saying less protection is better than none. it can also decrease the severity of symptoms. >>> ktvu's david stevenson went to reno to find out how the weapons are getting from there to here. >> reporter: nevada has seen its share of boom and bust though there's one export besides lady luck that consumers can't seem to get enough of. handguns, shotguns, and semi automatic rifles. >> probably half of the illegal weapons start coming in to san francisco and the bay area are coming out of dif
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
similar bank robberies today in two cities. first happened at 10:30 a.m. this morning at u.s. bank. the second happened 45 minutes later in santa rosa at a u.s. bank. in both case as man with a goatee handed the teller a note. the suspect matches the description for another robbery two weeks ago at a chase bank. >>> the golden state warriors are revising their proposal for a new arena. in the first one, part of the arena sticks out over the peers which doesn't leave enough room for a cruise ship. now they are including a birth in hopes of gaining backing. >> when the merger between american airlines and u.s. airways is completed it will mean that 4 carriers will control 34ths of the service -- 34ths of the -- 3/4 of the services. ktvu's top v has more. -- tom vacar has more. >> we will be building a future that all of us can, you know, can prosper from. >> it will have something else. >> american will have a monopoly on every route they fly. >> reporter: he says -- >> we are definitely going to be looking at higher fairs. >> i hope they don't go up. >> i think more competition is g
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
helped along by a cold front. highs in the 50s. >>> this is new video out of turkey. these are u.s. patriot missile batteries. turkey asked nato for the anti- aircraft system to help defend itself during the civil war in neighboring syria. 400 u.s. troops are assigned to the patriot missile. >>> in a 16-page u.s. justice department report attorneys for the obama administration write it would be lawful to kill a u.s. citizen if a lie-level government official decides the target is a member of al qaeda who also poses a threat to the u.s. it's the most detailed analysis yet to be made public regarding the obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing an american citizen without a trial. >>> a new report claims more than 50 nations were involved in torturing terrorism suspects in the years following the 911 attacks. that report was released today by the open society justice initiative. it's a human rights organization. the report says 54 nations hosted cia locations where prisoners faced harsh interrogation methods, including torture. those nations, according to the report,
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> we also have breaking news overseas. a deadly attack at a u.s. embassy. we just received new information. >>> more controversy involving the san francisco 49ers and the gay community. we'll tell you how two players tried to deny making an antibullying video. >>> oakland firefighters are calling an early morning fire suspicious. we have new information. we also have new video of the flames and you'll hear from the person who called 911 for help. >>> ? good morning. welcome to a brand new day the first day of february friday, february 1st i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us. steve has the friday and weekend forecast. how does it look? >> looking good. we do have another morning 30s and 40s. probably a little bit more fog this morning than we had north bay and east bay. overall hazy sunshine. maybe a few subtle changes on the weekend. i'll get to that in ten minutes. highs today right where they were yesterday. mid to upper 60s. >>> steve, good morning. northbound 280 traffic looks good. it's a nice looking drive. also if you are drivin
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
mcfarlane, the u.s. postal service will spend $2 million for a conference next month in san francisco. >> the u.s. postal service is sending 400 executives to san francisco. a golf outing, dance party and a taste of san francisco dinner ehaven't. it will cost 2.2 million -- event. it will cost $2.2 million. they sited that trip in our story, questions why they are spending so much on travel and conferences, even though the government ordered reductions in travel. >> i am concerned the culture isn't catching on. there are recent reports the u.s. postal service spent a ton of money, $15 billion loss, cutting saturday delivery but they got a conference that they set up in san francisco, $2.2 million. >> the u.s. postal service wasn't asked to appear but a obama administration spokesman said reductions have been wade. >> there has been attention to this matter and a lot of aggressive action to cut back on spending. >> reporter: numbers released to us show they spent $267 million on conferences in 2012. homeland security announced it is releasing immigrants because of the budget crisis, 7
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
person sees a u.s. connection. >>> we will tell you what is fueling the spike in gas prices. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning, thank you for joining us february 18th, i am pam cook. >> let's check weather and traffic, i would like yesterday's weather to stay for a while. >> yes. >> we need rain. >> we do need rain . we will get some tomorrow but not a lot. >> today is that day in between where the low clouds are already pushing inland and temperatures will be on the cool side, here is sal. >>> we will have pretty good traffic today for most commutes and this is a look at 880 southbound, 6:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> 6:01 we are starting with developing news, a deadly chase in san jose. one person was killed after crashing a stolen car while trying to flee from police. alex savage is at the crash scene and you have new video of that crash scene, alex? >> yes, they have taken away that suv, it was a stolen suv, the 20-year-old driver was killed in this crash and he was on the run from san jose police late last night with two teenage passengers in
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
the u.s. that was after documents show mahoney and other search officials hid accusations against child-molesting priests. >> mahoney is the flavor of the month. this case is very recent. but there may be others who also had some problems with the administration of sexual abuse cases in their diocese. >> the papal conclave is expected to meet sometime in march. 117 cardinals will have to agree on a two-thirds majority to elect the new pope. yesterday, mahoney posted a tweet indicating he will take part in the conclave. >>> and we're hearing that an american cardinal is considered one of the possible candidates for the new pope. shawn o'malley has been mentioned frequently in the italian press. there's never been an american pope. in fact, they've all been european. this time around, cardinals from africa and south are also being talked about -- south america are also being talked about as candidates. >>> jesse jackson, junior and his wife are expected to plead guilty to misusing campaigns. prosecutors say used $50 to, in campaign money for -- $750,000 in campaign money for persona
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
separate meetings, one with immigration leaders and the other with ceos of major u.s. companies. the president wants to get input on immigration reform from both sides. >>> there are fewer mexican who have become eligible and 60% of none eligible mexican have become sit sins and that's according to the center but only of% of fellow mexican have. this is a report for those not applying because of lack of english skills, not having that $680 application fee and fear of not passing the citizenship test. >>> the debate on medical marijuana is about to heat up. they are scheduled to hear arguments on whether they can ban retail dispins tries -- dispensaries for legal use. they are voting to not outlaw this. >>> they are working on changes to federal marijuana laws and coming up at 5:15 the legislation lawmakers have been working on quietly and the name change that is being introduced into the proposal. >>> it is as bad as los angeles and it ranges right near the list of cities with bad traffic. tara moriarty joins us to tell us how much time we spend stuck in traffic and how much money it
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Feb 26, 2013 10:00pm PST
just a week before the u.s. supreme court's historic hearing. >> reporter: the new york times reveal today that at least 75 high profile republicans including meg whitman are joining together. former utah governor john huntsman did an about face writing quote, the party of lincoln should stand with our best tradition of equality and support full civil marriage for all americans. >> the justices are human and are influenced by events in politicians so i don't think this is outside the realm of things that could have an impact. >> garrett and lewis say they will be on the steps of the supreme court for hearings they hope will lead to an end for their long struggle for marriage equality. in san francisco, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now on the growing support for same-sex marriage. on thursday a group of at least 60 american companies also plan to submit a brief to the u.s. supreme court arguing that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. and that list includes several silican valley companies such as apple, facebook and ebay. alcoa and morgan st
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Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
the u.s. illegally. >> but the best place to begin i think is with the children. let's go ahead and get that underour belt, put a win on the board and so we can promise a better life for those kids who are here due to no fault of their own. >> candor's support for children is a change for him. he opposed the dream act back in 2010. >>> today is the 3rd day of festivities in carnival. it's estimated 5 million people take part in the 4 day festival. the festival is a huge boost for is the city. organizers say it will generate $600 million for if community. celebration turns to tragedy in new orleans. the latest on the shooting. >>> several people were killed during one of the world's largest religious gatherings. >> we're changing come mand but today is not about change. >>> and the u.s. a new u.s. commander takes charge in afghanistan, who he is and the biggest challenges he faces. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ]
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Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
include united, american, dealt starks u.s. air and virgin american. we also checked with other cities as well. we found out that other cities include chicago and pittsburgh. you might want to check with them as will. we spoke to one passenger who said he won't be leaving until sunday. >> it is frustrating but nothing we can do about it. right? just-yeah, i mean make the best of it, it is nice, so just kind of enjoy it for a few days. >> and again if you were headed to those locations airport officials say it is just important to keep track of your flight through your airline. now we did check with other airlines as well. i just got done speaking with a spokesperson over at oakland international airport. he tells me a flight heading to new york around 10:45 tonight from jet blue was cancelled. i just got done speaking with them, she tells me that was cancelled as well, but always keep track of that. it is a big headache there. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> a flight there made an emergency landing in ireland this morning. the pilots reported smoke in the cockpit a
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Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
have released security video of the suicide bomber who attacked the u.s. embassy. the video showing the moments just before the explosion, etcheret stanley is seen walking to the embassy with what appears to be a delivery envelope. the terrorist group that claims responsibility for the bombing now calls him a martyr for the anti-american cause. the attack killed a security guard and injured a journalist. also in turkey today, police have arrested several people in connection with the disappearance and death of an american woman. the body of 33-year-old sorry sierra was found in istanbul today with stab wounds. sierra was an amateur photographer with a large following on instagram. she last contacted her family in new york on january 21 when she was scheduled to fly home. the family had been working with turkish authorities to find her. >>> in his weekly address today, president obama called on congress to take a balanced approach on the deficit. to keep the u.s. economy on the upswing. >> for example, we need to lower the cost of health care and programs like medicare that are the bigge
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Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
in january, u.s. stock markets drifted sideways. renewed worries about europe today, overshadowed and encouraging weekly jobless report. stocks slipping between slight gains and losses. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is flat at 13,982. the nasdaq is up 3. s&p up 2. >>> the numbers are in for new home sales in january. according to research firm dataquick about 5500 homes were sold in the bay area last month. that's up more than 3% from january of last year. the medium price for a home in the bay area was 415,000, up more than 27% from last january's price. these are the strongest sales numbers in six years. researchers say the market is still far from normal. >>> it is official. american airlines and u.s. airways have merged to become the world's largest airline. the announcement of the $11 billion deal was made this morning. the newly-formed airline will keep the american airlines name. some analysts say the new company will provide better service since few of their current roots overlap and many connect. but others warn, the new airline will mean less competition a
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
a u.s. bank in roanoke park around 10:30 yesterday morning. and then a u.s. bank in santa rosa was robbed. the suspect appears to be the same individual. he is described as latino. he also matches the description from a robbery at a chase bank in santa rosa two weeks ago. >>> santa clara man accused of having explosives and threatening a public official is making court appearance. they found weapons and bomb making materials at everett bashams home. they have been add his home around the clock since tuesday. he is also accused of sending a threatening e-mail to state senator. >> stated he was a trained sniper and his e-mail detailed in a specific way certain weapons that he possessed and exactly how he was going to kill me. >> yee says the threat will not prevent him from addressing issues surrounding gun violence and under scores the need to address the problem. those that received vouchers at marin county buy back will be able to retrieve them today. the district attorneys office ended up handed out $70,000 worth of vouchers. those vouchers can be cashed in from 11:00 a.m. to 8:0
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Feb 25, 2013 12:00pm PST
and 880 freeways. some local merchants opposed the projects fearing it would hurt business. the u.s. state department has joined the search for an oakland couple missing in south america for a month. the state department put out this poster of the couple, jamie neal and garrett hand began a bike tour in november and kept in constant contact with family members and friends on facebook but the posts stopped on january 25th. the next day they were to take a bus from cusco to lima and were safety scene getting in a cab. sometime earlier, the u.s. embassy issued a security alert warning americans about kidnappings in that area. >> what kind of warnings would see they? they are within the people, not watching the news. >> my greatest hope is they return on schedule unharmed. >> the bike shop where jamie works has set up a reward for safe returns. it's raised $3,000 so far. >>> yahoo!'s ceo marissa mayer says workers will no longer be allowed to tele-- telecommute. mayers says workers are more productive after the office where they can share ideas. >> i would think in a tech company like t
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
of congress. the group is submitting a brief to the u.s. supreme court in support of a lawsuit seeking to strike down proposition 8 which is california's ban on same sex marriage. the group includes meg whitman who supported prop 8 when she ran for governor in california. also todd whitman and steven had ley, an adviser to former president george w. bush. >>> a heated debate about race relations during these final days of black history month. rob roth from ktvu is live on the campus where the author says he didn't mean to supset anyone. >> reporter: it is a piece that ran in the san jose state university newspaper, the daily spartan. the headline, plaque history month is re-- black history month is redundant. it is causing quite a stir. >> i didn't mean to offend anybody. it's just a stance on something. i knew people would take it the wrong way. >> with february designated as black history month, he wrote that in his opinion there is no longer a need for it. especially now that americans have elected an african american president. >> black history is kind of in the curriculum
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Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm PST
years after leaving the u.s. market, alfa romeo is coming back. all fiat dealerships will have a chance to sell the sports car later this year. the 4-c makes its debut at the geneva motor show next month. it will be available in the u.s. later this year and more models are expected by 2016. >>> love is in the air at the california academy of sciences in san francisco. this day before valentine's day, they gave out heart-shaped valentine's to the colony of african penguins. each of the valentine's have handwritten messages from academy visitors. the penguins accepted them with their beaks and took them back to their nest. the penguins will either offer them to their mates or use the hearts to line their nests. >>> today on channel 2 news at 5:00, a couple of political odd couples. find out what brings a republican governor to the area. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you at the next break. we're always here on ktvu.com. [ male announcer ] tender sirloin and a succulent lobster tail... for an incredible $16.99. share the love this valentine's, with sizzler
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Feb 24, 2013 7:00am PST
u.s. state department is now involved in the search for two bay area residents who disappeared in peru. >> it's upsetting. and you know, it's about both of them. >> reporter: they both left the bay area in november for a bike trek through south america. the couple has chronicled their travels through facebook, but the photo is in status update stopped on january 25. last seen just one day later getting into a cab in lima. the sister is hopeful that the couple is okay, but fears that something may have happened to them. >> i hope that she is just having a blast. and they're doing what they went to do, you know? >> reporter: earlier this month they issued a warning to the american tourists about a potential kidnapping threat. the u.s. state department said that they have put out a poster of the missing couple. they have set up a reward fund. >>> john kerry begins his first overseas trip today as secretary of state. he'll visit nine countries in ten days. he'll also tour the middle east with stops in egypt and saudi arabia. including the ongoing conflicts here in syria and afghanista
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Feb 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
was allegedly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office, which i think would be breath taking if he said that, had such a view and i got a letter back from senator hagel, in response to my question, did you say that and do you believe that, and, the letter says he did not recall saying that and disavowed that statement. >> chris: is that enough for you? >> well if that is true, that would end the matter because he previously said in a book the jewish lobby intimidates members of congress, particularly the u.s. senate and makes us -- pushes us to make very bad decisions. if the second statement were true, he said, the secretary of state's office is under the control of the israeli foreign ministers, those two together, would edge our view of the israe israeli-u.s. relationship way out. >> chris: democrats say you are playing politics with national security. here's what president obama said. >> president barack obama: it is just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over
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Feb 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
bomber attacked the u.s. embassy in turkey. he died. the bomber is a known militant. state department officials say the embassy is heavily protected but is also due for an upgrade. >>> in mexico city the death toll from yesterday's explosion at the pemex headquarters rose to 23 today. rescuers are still looking for more possible victims. the head of pemex says it appears it was an accident although the cause has not been determined. and a spokesperson said most of the damage was too administrative offices. >> back here in the u.s., john kerry was officially sworn in today as secretary of state. kerry's wife and daughter attended the ceremony at the capital today. kerry was overwhelmingly approved for the role with 94 yes votes and only three no votes by his former colleagues in the senate. kerry takes over the postfor hillary clinton. >>> tomorrow is another winter spare the air day. bay area quality officials say the air is expected to be unhealthy. that means burning wood is banned. the problem is the smoke can cause problems for people who have certain health conditions such as ast
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Feb 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
ship but boy it sure came close. last night's game became the third most watched program in u.s. history behind super bowls 46 and super bowl xliv. the neil company estimates 144 million people watched the game. baltimore was the most tuned in city but san francisco incredibly didn't even make the top 10. >>> candle stick park long criticized for its out of the way location and chilly wind may soon become a bay area memory. as david stevenson reports the stick also holds some very dear memories and some people are now asking to have a piece of it. >>> it's hosted everything from the beatles final show to the show that rocked the city. candle stick is to be demolished in a few months. >> this is going to be a very emotional thing. >> reporter: lenar plans to build a shopping center and plans to demolish candle stick very soon. once the stick is taken down, lenard plans to recycle the rubble to graze the foundation. season ticketholders are already requesting their seats. >> it's a place that people have you know lifetime and sometimes multiple generations worth of memories. >> re
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Feb 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
could soon be smooth sailing for u.s. airlines and american air. it would create the world's largest airline in terms of traffic. the journal says the deal is worth more than $10 billion. there is still a chance that this deal could fall through. >>> a camel that broke out of the enclosure twice yesterday is doing all right. ktvu spoke with the camel's caretaker today. he told us vets checked out the camel today, and gave him a clean bill of health. saying camels are social animals, and think he may have broken out to be with the cattle downed road. >>> police are releasing very little information about the case including how 13-year-old janel conway allen died. her naked body was found last friday at allen witt park. fairfield police have set up a 24 hour tip line, and are asking anyone who knows anything about this case to please give them a call. >>> we have new details tonight about the triple homicide in sonoma county, including the names of the victims. ktvu's ken pritchett has more on the activity that authorities say prompted the shootings. >> reporter: behind the crime scene
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
killed under the u.s. marine mammal protection act. stedman says he doesn't want otters eradicated but says something needs to be done to slow down their population growth. >>> yosemite may be forced to delay access roads for up to a month if government does not take effect on the moratorium. >> the tourism industry will be affected but so too will be countless suppliers of materials, food, services, contractors. >> reporter: some experts say if congress and the president fail to reach a deal at least 12 national parks could be closed. >>> an earthquake just a few minutes ago shook the south bay. the preliminary reports say that the quake was centered 5.9 miles southeast of sanguine. so far no reports of any damage or injuries. >>> a winter storm in the great plains is now being blamed for the deaths of two teenagers. a 19-year-old woman was killed in an accident in nebraska and a separate accident killed an 18-year-old. parts of the state have received 14-inches of snow and counting. missouri's kansas city international airport has been shut down for much of the day. it's not expe
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Jan 31, 2013 10:00pm PST
latinos will be the largest group at 41% with whites making up about 37%. >>> the u.s. labor department is reporting a sharp spike in applications for unemployment benefits. first time applications jumped 38,000 last week. that is a change from the previous two weeks when the numbers fell to five year lows. analysts say the numbers remain consistent with moderate hiring. the national unemployment rate for january is due out tomorrow. >>> nasdaq was flat. january was a positive month. its strongest since 1994. >>> the noro virus outbreak. the link to a company party and what could have prevented it. >> and folks in baltimore likely jealous of our team and our weather: we'll show you which areas may have temperatures in the 70s tomorrow. >>> the test that cannot detect it and the dangerous consequences. >> i lost my love because of smoking. >>> new at 10:00, a vigil was held tonight for san francisco's latest victim. >> reporter: we're at 11th and mission it's not the best area at night but it's not the worse. and this is where a software sales man was mourned tonight by strang
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
live at the chamber of the house of representatives and in the u.s. capitol where in a few minutes president obama will a congress and american people. hello again. i'm chris wallace reporting from the russell rotunda on capitol hill. president is set to deliver the first state of the union of his second term. he will focus jobs and the economy and lay out his agenda immigration reform and gun control and climate change. he will explain his plan to prevent $85 billion in automatic spending cuts due to kick in march 1st. for more on what the president will say tonight, wendall goller joins us. >> tonight's speech is all about the middle-class. president will say a rising middle-class is the true engine of economic growth. his aides will say inaugural and two acts in the same place. is republicans didn't see much bipartisan in the first act. john boehner says he doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. that is preemptive strike likely the expected criticism of boehner not standing up to the tea party and agreeing to a balance of spending cuts and additional revenue to redu
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Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
then downtown. bringing total to 22. last year, the u.s. justice department warned letters to landlords warning of a crackdown. since then, eight clubs have been closed. we're live in san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. >>> today, the battle over marijuana marijuana will take a -- over medical marijuana will take a different turn. they are expected to introduce legislation to make this a state issue, not a federal issue. supporters say recent state ballot measures to legalize pot prove it is time to end the 75- year old prohibition. >> school officials in alabama are planning a big birthday celebration for a little boy rescued from an underground bunker. authorities stormed the urge abouter and the boy was -- the bunker and the boy was rescued. the big celebration will also honor that bus driver who protected almost two dozen other children from the gunman. >> we want to celebrate the life of charles poland, a true hero. he will forever be remembered as a true hero and when all of the information is released, the nation and the world will
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Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
. the u.s. coast guard just imposed a new rule that bans large vessels from sailing under the bridge in foggy conditions. the regulation only affects ships that head out to sea. it does not apply to vessels coming in to port. the ban is in response to an accident last month during which a cargo ship sideswiped the bay bridge in foggy conditions. >>> vallejo police say a high- speed chase this morning ended with the suspect's car crashing into a light pole. the chase began in vallejo and ended in martinez at franklin canyon road. investigators say the suspect hit speeds up to 110 miles an hour on eastbound highway 4. officers deployed spike strips to stop the car. they say the driver tried to flee. but officers were able to quickly apprehend him. police say a female passenger suffered minor injuries. no word if she was taken into custody. >>> san francisco police say a suspected car thief is behind bars this noontime, after leading officers on a wild chase during which gunfire erupted. police say last night's chase ended when the suspect caused a four-car crash at fifth and mission stree
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00am PST
hewlett packard are able to reduce their taxes by billions. the u.s. tax code allows companies to reduce their tax burden by accumulating assesses. >>> a new round starts in the legal battle over pacifica sharp park golf course. it's owned by the city of san francisco but located in pacifica. a judge recently threw out a lawsuit filed by environmentalist that wanted to shut down to protect the frogs and snakes rob the property. but now the law firm says it will defend the city of san francisco for free as environmentalist try to get more than $1 million in legal fees. >>> in san francisco improvements are coming soon for muni's n judah line. san francisco municipal transportation agency will spend almost $6 million on the upgrades. they include installing more travel prediction signs and painting a transit only lane to keep cars from blocking trains. traffic signals will also be changed to give those trains priority. work should be finished by june 2014. >>> time is 5:25. let's go back to sal. you are following crashes and other things. >> we are looking at a crash on 680 southbou
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00am PST
test can be attached to a missile and targeted at the u.s. >> this was conducted as a realistic test to protect the sovereignty against the u.s.... >> reporter: this comes as president barack obama is preparing for his state of union address tonight and the timing of this test is no coincidence. i did reach out to see if the president will respond to this latest test and she has not gotten back to me. i will give you another update when i see you next. kyla campbell washington d.c. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> senator chuck hagel's fellow republicans on the committee have challenged his past statements on israel iran and nuclear weapons. they pressed senator chuck hagel for more of his personal finances. >>> a cruise ship is expected to be towed to alabama instead of new mexico. strong currents caused the ship to drift north. triumph became stranded and more than 3,000 passengers are on board and are sick. they are dealing with no working toilets and that ship should arrive in mobile alabama on thursday. >>> this action comes after a tanker hit a tower on the bridge last month. the
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Feb 18, 2013 10:00pm PST
pets, s, people who drink or even people who are overweight. >>> -- the u.s. postal services may be in the brink of collapse but we learned that they are spending thousands of the dollars to send administrators to a conference in march. >> reporter: the administrators conference will tee off with golf. documents obtained by our washington, d.c. bureau show the travel $220.000 in exhibit space will cost the u.s. postal service $200,000. internal postal service documents show beyond the meetings and a golf tournament there will be a music entertainment and the foods of fisherman's wharf and china town. at a time when the postal service is under fire for losing money and scrapping some saturday mail service. one watchdog group says the government shouldn't pay to fly its executives into town. >> they need to be concerned about the objects of this and be concerned about you know ratcheting back on what is considered some of their more luxurious activities. >> reporter: organizers of the national postal forum say the event is designed to inform businesses offered by the postal service. i
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
wash their hands thoroughly. no illnesses were reported in california. >>> new figures show u.s. deaths in afghanistan are hitting their lowest level. the u.s. lost three soldiers from california last month. the president said american troops will be out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. it could begin as early as the spring. >>> judge said september three is the date for a surgent accused of killing afghanistans last year. he patients -- afghanistans last year. they aring for the death penalty -- asking for the death penalty. >>> google maps includes a tour of trails that grand canyon. today they releases images that map the most popular trails that south rim and other walk ways. in order to obtain the pictures google mounted cameras on hikers. they are hoping to begin gather images of other national parks, and forests. >>> what you felt outside didn't sync up with the calendar. >> it is rough when you get the nice weather because it will get wet and cold and we are not going to be ready for it. feels like april or may. upper 60s. nice run. glad you are enjoying it. but we can
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Feb 2, 2013 10:00pm PST
congress over deficit reduction in washington could hurt the u.s. economic recovery. >> we can't just cut our way poprosperrity. it hasn't worked in the past and it won't work today. it coo slow down our recovery. it could weaken our economy. and it could cost us jobs. not just now, but in the future. >> as he has done in past, the president today called for a balanced approach that would eliminate tax loopholes for the wealthiest americans and large corporations. >>> meanwhile the white house released this photo of president obama skeet shooting at camp david. the photo was taken back in august, but was released to answer skeptics who doubted mr. obama knew how to shoot. a tbs congresswoman questioned mr. obama's statements that he enjoys the sport and respects the traditions of hunting. >>> in turkey police have confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber who attacked an american embassy. police released this security video the bomber moments before he ignited the bomb. the terrorist group that claim responsible for the bombing now calls him a martyr for the anti- american cause. t
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